Music – 1986 – The Shmenge Brothers – Cabbage Rolls And Coffee – With John Candy + Eugene Levy

The Shmenge Brothers were a fictional polka duo….who along with their band The Happy Wanderers were featured on the SCTV television comedy program in 1982 – 1983. They were played by John Candy as clarinetist Yosh Shmenge and Eugene Levy as accordionist Stan Shmenge. The Shmenge Brothers and their audience are mostly Eastern European expatriates from the fictional country of Leutonia.  John Candy based the characters on Czechoslovakian-born Edmonton-based…

Comedy – Special – Comic Relief USA – Jerry Lewis & Benson & The Shmenges Brothers & Howie Mandel & Paul Rodriquez

DOG ASIDE: Comic Relief USA was a project whereby some of the greatest comedians during the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s would get together and conduct a comedy telethon for the purpose of raising money for help to the homeless folks in America. Billy Crystal, Whoopie Goldberg and Robin Williams were the “BIG THREE” of Comic…